How To Do Chrome Session Restore

Before heading onto our topic about Chrome Session Restore I would like to ask few questions to you:

What happens if you accidently close your internet browser ?
What happens when your internet browser crashes?

Well! If you don’t know then let me tell you that you need not worry in both the cases as in most of the internet browsers there is a provision for restoring your last browsing session. However the problem occurs if you are using Google Chrome. Unfortunately, there is no such option in Google chrome. So if you were in middle of some very important office work and you accidently closed Chrome Session then it has gone for a toss and you can not restore it.

Chrome Session Restore

Today in this article I am going to guide you on how to do session restore on chrome whenever you accidently close your browser. Honestly, there is not any hack or rocket science required to do this, its a very simple trick.

Steps to do Restore a Session on Chrome

Please follow below steps to restore Chrome Session.

  1. First of all you need to create a desktop icon for chrome and to do this please navigate to its install directory.
  2. After navigating to Chrome Install Directory, do a right click on the chrome executable file.
  3. Now select the option that says “Send it to desktop”.
  4. After creating the shortcut, navigate back to your Desktop.
  5. Now rename this shortcut to “Chrome – Recovery Mode”
  6. After renaming the shortcut, Right click on the icon and go to properties.
  7. In the properties go to the shortcut tab.
  8. After going to Shortcut tab go to “Target” field, position your cursor at the end of the line and add a space and type “-restore-last-session” without the double quotes.
  9. Click “OK” and you are done.

So, next time you accidently close your browser or in case it crashes then simply open chrome from that icon and it will do a chrome session restore.

Drop in your feedback or queries in the comments section below.

Happy Surfing :-)

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Pavan September 23, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I think there is an option inside browser like firefox already has , should look into it

Admin September 24, 2011 at 2:15 pm

@pravan: yes there is such an option in firefox but not in google chrome.

Guillermo January 20, 2012 at 7:54 pm

So… this is not a way to recover a lost session… just to prevent lossing it again in the future.

Is there no way to recover a session if user typed an URL instead of clicking the “Recover last session” message?

Admin January 21, 2012 at 5:50 am

No, I don’t think that there is any way to recover a session if you typed in a URL without selecting the option “Recover Last Session”.

Although there is a session manager plugin “Session Buddy” for chrome which allows you to recover any session of your last 10 sessions, but it can store the session information only after it is installed so, i will suggest you to go for this plugin so that next time you don’t have to face this issue again.

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